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. airlines have delayed and canceled flights in and out of many hubs. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democratic senate leader harry reid. >>> it's a scary statistic for recent college graduates. the number of young californians with degrees working in restaurants or retail has nearly doubled over the last five years. grace lee tells us these are the same people who have expensive college loans to pay off. >> reporter: when you're shopping this holiday season or eating out, take a look around. you might notice a lot more people under 30 working those jobs. according to the census bureau there are about 260,000 young adults with college degrees in california taking work in food service and retail because they can't get anything else. >> pretty sad now. >> reporter: roary graduated with a computer science degree. >> i graduated with my bachelors in 2009 and my first job
to get back to work for tomorrow morning which is when president barack obama's flight returns from hawaii but many are pest mystic he will reach -- pessimist particular they will reach the deadline. it is the republican controlled householding out. house speaker john boehner wants increase for those making only 1 million a year. they say it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not. >> if we allow that to happen it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional you are responsibility in a long time. >> reporter: some republicans are saying president barack obama will actually get his way if a fiscal cliff is not reached before the deadline, kyle la campbell, washington d.c. newsroom. >>> and in general delegations are not as crowded as the first ones. as many as 800,000 are expected to be there for the president's 21st inauguration and that's less than those who flooded the area in 2009. >>> it should be much better and governor brown wants to overhaul the state's funding system. he hopes to give them fair control of how the school operates their money in minor
, especially in a presidential candidacy. and barack obama is very authentic. that undergirded us in many ways, and even in this campaign. people felt comfortable with who he was. they were not going to be surprised by him. they knew what drove him. and they felt comfortable. >> another question from this side. >> after a the citizens united supreme court decision, there was a lot of worry about the effect this would have on campaigns, especially with the effect of super donors giving millions and millions of dollars to one campaign. i was wondering to what extent did super pacs affect both sides? are those fears -- how founded are they? light? i am wondering about your views in general. >> the thing to be hopeful about is that a billion dollars or so were spent and then a billion more on the wrong side. win -- from the romney is size. and we were able to win. hundreds of millions of dollars were spent against democratic republican super pacs. there were democratic super pacs as well. the money was spent on their side. almost all of their targets, almost all the candidates lost. i do not think
and first lady michelle obama saying thanks at the marine corps base hawaii. >> so many of you make sacrifices day in and day out on behalf of the freedom and behalf of the security. >> now the president is giving up some vacation time rushing back to washington aboard air force one late tonight to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. after that red eye, the president will no doubt need coffee. starbucks decided to get political in the washington, d.c., shops, by having employees write come together on cups. ceo howard schultz writing in open letter, "my hope is the simple message will serve as holiday reminder from starbuck of the spirit that bridgeed differences and we have the power to come together and make a difference in every season of the year." the president and speaker john boehner have not spoken in nearly a week. when the house republicans convene conference call today, all they were told is lawmakers will get 48 hours' notice if and when they need to come back to session. the talks first stall over the preferred option of plan "a." moving from the income level of $250,00
obama herself was unaware of some of the people in her family tree, both black and white. there are many families in america who are experiencing that same thing or who are unaware of their family tree and what that has hidden inside of it. i found the following passage insightful and -- which is also great prose and by wanted to read it. she never discussed who he was or what happened between them. whether she was a victim of his brutality or a mistress, he treated affectionately, war whether she was loved in return. she went her way and he went his. and just like that, their families split down the middle. children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, some black, some white and some in between scattered across the country as decades past, separated by the color line and a family's fierce determination to step beyond its painful truths in slavery. obviously your research surprise and probably stunned both sides of the family. tell us about at and how michele obama's family and the white side of the family reacted to the news. >> the first lady has long suspected she had white ancesto
and it really hurt him. it was helped in hurting him by the obama campaign and turning it in to a commercial. it went viral in so many ways and arguably the romney campaign never recovered from that, even with the first debate and president obama's failure to bring it up in that first debate with his pretty lackluster performance. >> number two, ranked wisconsin governor scott walker's victory. >> seen more and more as an important moment. in 2010, scott walker won that governor's race and might have been seen as a fluke talking about the union policy he wanted to change, the right to work laws, all of these things that became a big issue in 2011, remember all of the protests in madison at the capital. >> yep. >> there was a thought that it could be a fluke until he won that recall election by a pretty comfortable margin and if you look at what's happened since in michigan, for example, just in the last couple of weeks, moving to change their right to work laws, also, that's a big change and signals what's going on with unions and views unions and the rights of unions seems to be changing de
wanted to kill as many people as possible. >> obama administration may be expanding the mortgage to include more. the expansion will be for homes not back bide the government and under water. 22 percent of all homes with a mortgage were under water in june . another plan would transfer risk air loans to fannie mae and freddie mac. taxpayers supports both of those companies. jessica simpson is expecting another baby . she tweeted a photoof her daughter that said big sis. the announcement comes 7 months after giving birth to her first child. >> she struggled with all of that weight loss afterwards . she was a spokesperson and now here we go again. >> didn't she tweet a picture out of her new body. >> just about. and you are going to twet a picture of the post pregnancy body. >> i love to hear guys talk about that. >> post christmas and riflect on the gifts we gave and got. we want to hear from you. what were the best gift worst gifts that you got. do it anonymously . you got something from the inlaws that you department like. i have to say, i loved and got a coffee grinder that i w
it is not being done. gerri: it is astonishing to me how many ways you can map this up. and yet president obama said he is working very hard at stopping fraud, here's the president. >> we went after medical fraud in medicare and medicaid very aggressively, more aggressively than ever before. $50 billion of waste taking out of the system. gerri: the white house done a good job of this? >> the heaven, unfortunately. i'm not sure this president even knows what is happening. the $50 billion number, don't know what he gets that number from. the government accounting office has said that they stop $7000 in overpayment. $7000 in overpayment after spending tens of millions of dollars to implement this incorrectly. where i live in south florida, where the health care fraud capital of the country. we have prosecutors doing a good job blocking these people up who have stolen millions, sometimes tens of millions of dollars, but we don't get the money back. stop the fraud before it starts. gerri: senator, how does it do that? >> somebody orders 100 wheelchairs in an hour. the computer will say that it's out
with them in prayer. they have been inundated with so many things. with the cards, letters, phone calls. what they need are our prayers. >> president obama is cutting his vacation short to return to the nation's capital. hallie jackson has the latest. >> congress is heading backed to washington tomorrow. any plan may come down to the wire. president obama spent part of his christmas greeting troops in hawaii. >> we have the finest military in the world. >> tonight he leaves for washington and a state of gridlock as lawmakers struggle to come to a compromise. members of the house and senate are heading back to capitol hill tomorrow. the present hopes the break would provide some perspective. >> everybody can drink some eggnog and have some christmas cookies. >> and return to washington after john boehner failed to get enough support for a plan b that would raise taxes on those making more than a million dollars a year. >> what the present has offered will not do anything to solve our spending problems and begin to address our nation's crippling debt. >> with the january 1 deadline quickl
in a presidential candidacy. and barack obama is very authentic. that undergirded us in many ways, an even in this campaign. people felt comfortable with who he was. they were not going to be surprised by him. they knew what drove him. and they felt comfortable. >> another question from this side. >> after a the citizens united supreme court decision, there was a lot of worry about the effect this would have on campaigns, especially with the effect of super donors giving millions and millions of dollars to one campaign. i was wondering to what extent did super pacs affect both sides? are those fears -- how founded are they? how much have they come to light? i am wondering about yr views in general. >> the thing to be hopeful about is that a blion dollars or so were spent and then a billion more on the wrong side. and we were able to win. hundreds of mlions of dollars were spent against democratic candides by some of these big republican superta pacs. there were democratic super almost all of their targets, kens lost. the date gran i do not think that money -- that put enormous pressure on
conditions for many and slower holiday travel. look at where you can expect delays. president obama spending the last few hours in hawaii relaxing before he heads back to washington to hope to get a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff. we look at what happens if the deal does not happen. spoiler alert, it will cause you money. grapevine, david gregory could be in trouble for a segment on his sunday show. we show you what happened. "special report" starts at 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time. now back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: is it a horrible offense to be too good look? apparently so in iowa. they ruled a dentist james night had a right to fire his dental assistant melissa nelson for being too irresistible. and a perceived threat to his marriage. nelson worked in the office for ten years said she viewed knight as father figure and was fired after his wife complained about his infatuation with her. >> after working for so many years side-by-side, i didn't have any idea that that would have crossed his mind. i think it sends a message that men can do whatever they want in
explodes in downtown san francisco. what officials say cause the fire. >>> president obama cuts his holiday vacation short. why he's leaving hawaii tonight. >>> first, here's this morning's tech bites. >>> less than a merry christmas for netflix the service went dark for many customers christmas eve for more than 10 hours,. for the first time sales are falling for e-readers like kindle and nook. replaced by tablets which are cheaper and lighter with longer lasting batteries. >>> you may be thinking this morning about returning a gift bought online. if you are mailing it back make sure you have packaging retailer has a store near you, you might be in luck. >> if you got something bought online you can return it to a brick and mortar store if they have a store. best buy, you#nóqp can return io best . >> that isn't always true, check the rules carefully. those are your tech >>> live look in high-definition towards the embarcadero. you may encounter showers. [ inaudible ] >>> the san francisco woman accused of a fatal hit-and-run faces felony charges in court today. police arrested the 23-year
, bringing with it blizzard conditions and travel misery for many. the highs and lows of 2012, a look back at some of the most memorable presidential moments of this election year. >>> president obama and senate members will be here in washington tomorrow, but we'll be hearing crickets on the house floor. nbc news has learned the republican leadership has not given representatives the 48-hour notice to return to work, another sign of inaction on the fiscal cliff front. joining me now for our daily fix, mr. jonathan capehart, msnbc contributor and "washington post" editorial writer. jonathan, we're just six days away, no indication from house republicans that they are going to come back any time soon. the leadership has gone mum on that. we know there's not been communication between boehner and mcconnell, obama and boehner. are you amazed with this short amount of time to go there seems to be no sense of urgency on either side? >> am i amazed, given what we went through with the debt ceiling, no, i'm not amazed. i think there are forces here in this town that would like for us, sure people
to anti-war democrats but lost a lot of republican support. now while president obama's next potential secretary of defense is being hailed by some precisely because his views do fall outside the mainstream, many others are saying that chuck hagel's views on israel and iran and his previous comments on gay rights are completely out of touch. so while the likelihood of john kerry receiving app unanimous confirmation vote in the senator, the decision to float hagel for the pentagon is having the opposite effect. >> i think this will be a very tough confirmation process. >> a lot of republicans are asking hard questions and i don't think he's going to get many republican votes. i think it would be a challenging nomination. >> in another distress signal for the white house, the former vietnam vet and nebraska senator was unable to secure the backing of the number three democrat in the senate. >> that's his choice. i think once he makes it, his record will be studied carefully, but until that point, i think we're not going to know what's going to happen. >> can you support him? >> i'd have
follow through on many plants and went over the public behind those plans. when you talk to the sewer skeptical or disillusioned, what do you say? >> i say that president obama promised to win the war -- to end the war in iraq. i was with him when he talked about ending the don't ask/don't tell policy and he did. i was with him when he talked about women and making the supreme court more reflective of the country and i saw him appoint two splendid women to the supreme court. i can go on. i was with him when he saved this economy from sliding into a second great depression. and all the time that i was with him in the white house, and i was the keeper of the polling, each time i reported to him what the political calculation behind particular issues was, he was always dismissive. what i like about him so much is that he listened to me so little. and i will give you an example. i was in the room when he decided that we need to intervene to save the american auto industry. today, that may seem like a no- brainer. but back then, he was pulling miserably. even in michigan, people did not wa
more friendly and many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all but obama has excoriated as a kind of muslim and socialist that once, she's pretty much fulfiled george bush's third term in the national security matters. >> finally how does the middle class figure in to your thesis? >> the middle class figures and they are the ones that got shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president, the republicans mainly were running the congress when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status, the wto, the world trade organization, all of these trade deals that people claim were going to bring jobs to the united states and in every case the jobs left. >> many publications are putting together their year-end list of notable books. book tv will feature several of the books focusing on the non-fiction selections. these titles were included in foreign policy magazines must read books to give in breakout nations in pursuit of the next economic miracles on the set is another author we want to introduce you to a and this is brian. here is his book castor
of the year, fueled by deep discounts expected at many stores. retailers were disappointed by this year's weak holiday sales and will try to make up lost ground now. >>> the wall street journal reports the obama administration is thinking of expanding its refinancing programs. borrowers whose mortgages aren't backed by the dpoft and who owe more than their homes are worth may be eligible soon. >>> meanwhile, a top economist from moody's believes housing will be one of the bright spots of the economy next year. he says housing will continue to improve over the next three to four years with better sales, more construction and higher prices. and china now has the longest high speed rail line in the world. more than 1400 miles. trains began traveling this morning between beijing and gwongjo at more than 200 miles an hour. that's "america's money." i'm brandi hitt. >>> he ambushed and then killed two people in cold blood. we have new details on a deadly murder-suicide involving volunteer firefighters in new york. >>> and it was a difficult christmas for those in newtown, connecticut, still reeli
, flight delays and cancelations. how do you make up the space with more and more travelers and not many empty seats? back to you. >> jim cantore from mobile, alabama, thanks so much. i appreciate it. >>> president obama is leaving the first family in hawaii. he's cutting the vacation short to return to washington, d.c. hopefully to restart the negotiations over those job killing spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect in the new year. joining me now is congressman gregory meeks, democrat of new york and serves on the financial services committee. i told you if anything goes off or need to rush out of here because you have gotten a call back to d.c. you let me know. plirt coe reporting today, as of christmas day, they do not have the standard warning to come back to washington to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff. it's boehner and other gop leaders aren't going to herd 433 lawmakers back to town with nothing to do. when you hear that, and you know what's been going on and what's expected of you in the new year, what are your hopes for something small, maybe not as ambitious as a
. and a mad scramble is on here in washington to avoid the drastic tax hikes and spending cuts that many fear will plunge the economy back into recession. president obama flies back from hawaii tonight to be ready if the senate comes back with a plan when it returns to work tomorrow. and house leaders are huddling with members on stand-by to return. senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following all of it for us. what are you hearing? >> there was a conference call of course members of the house leadership even, they're back in their districts, but there was a conference call today among those house republican leaders trying to figure out if and when the house should come back into session. two republican sources tell me they did not make a decision on this call. it's still up in the air. and a big reason for that is if anything can get done in the next six days, the ball is in the senate's court. the capitol is a ghost town. neither chamber in session. an eerie calm since the fiscal cliff only congress has the power to avert is less than one week away. from their home, senate demo
of michigan for many years and who served as the special envoy for the first two years of the obama administration. he passed away. he was replaced by barry luckily, an experienced diplomat who would serve indeed drc and -- in the drc and has served in a number of posts. the decision to stop tripartite plus was based on a reluctance of all the governments in the region to carry on. >> thank you. mr. smith? >> secretary carson, rwanda has increasingly been getting a -- attention as a major source of a problem in the region. and there's a lot of history here, going back and forth across the border of atrocities committed on both sides, of congolese genser wanda and vice versa. rwanda has cleared desires to protect their border. but -- i think we're going to need as a country to put more pressure on rwanda to change their behavior. they are not the only part of the problem. there are a ton of gangs involved. what do you see going forward izod their interest in that -- as their interest in that region? on the one hand, it seems the m23 is just driving up more instability. i think both o
of the experience they went through with the affordable care act. obama care, they've got nothing out of it so they feel they will be hung out to dry if they do a deal. >> you know, there are so many pots and plans clattering around the chamber and what bothers me he is the lopsidedness of the debate. how about the g.o.p. for decades never said we are the ones delivering the middle class tax cuts. these are middle class tax rates that were enacted undergeorge w. bush. we own these for the middle class, not the democrats. why isn't the g.o.p. stepping up for that. >> i guess because they have no historical memory, a democrat hasn't done this since jfk. back in the early 1960's. and he got a huge amount of protest. >> clinton lowered the capital gains tax and because of that a huge boom in the stock market. >> the tax cuts barely passed at the early part of 2000. why didn't they make them permanent and we could have avoid this had kind of discussion? >> tax policies extremely difficult. they put it through the so-called reconciliation process, which doesn't require 60 votes. reconciliation laws,
in some senses if the senate doesn't give obama his choice of chuck hagel, he might be getting kind of a victory he didn't anticipate. jamie: but, you know, doug, it matters at least to me more with the secretary of defense than many of the other cabinet positions because we're withdrawing from afghanistan, our troops need true leadership, and whoever takes that position at in this critical juncture where leon panetta has already been overseeing for a while, it seems an odd time to make a change. what's going on? >> well, the end of the first term. of leon panetta, i believe, is in his mid 70s, he's expressed a desire to go back to california, and if chuck hagel isn't it, i think matt is exactly right. in michelle flournoy or ashton carter, there are two very, very qualified people who are waiting in the wings who would be very close to the president, and i think it's entirely appropriate that as a second term begins that the president would look for new leadership especially after secretary panetta's long and distinguished service. jamie: you know, matt, on the one hand i can under
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